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Author Topic: Were the Jedi celibate?  (Read 3305 times)

Omega

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Were the Jedi celibate?
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2020, 01:32:33 AM »
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It might be interesting to consider the force users from a population dynamic standpoint. With one master, one disciple and the Skywalker legacy, the movies represent the population after a crash. The number of force users almost went extinct, which might be a natural historical cycle. Force use spreads in the population until it reaches a critical level, and then they turn on each other. Horrible infighting, splitting into factions like the Jedi and Sith, and wars of extinction as the most powerful consolidate power and wipe out the rest. Then there's a population bottleneck, followed by a new flowering until a critical mass is achieved again, and the cycle repeats.

All indicators is that it doesnt work that way. Yes there are bloodlines. But the greater majority seem to just spring up on their own. And that the Force can, and will make more if it deems so.

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« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2020, 08:28:26 AM »
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All indicators is that it doesnt work that way. Yes there are bloodlines. But the greater majority seem to just spring up on their own. And that the Force can, and will make more if it deems so.

The idea's not really based on any of that. It's not incompatible with force users springing up spontaneously, and doesn't need bloodlines or descent. All it requires is population booms and crashes. Which could, if you want, be based on the will of the Force. The cycles might have some greater spiritual meaning, anything from the necessity of change, to a crucible or test.